Facilities at Gageolle
Our accommodation is equipped with everything you should need for an enjoyable stay. All bed linen is provided. Fresh linen is always available. Towels and pool towels are provided. Electricity and gas is included – a generous allowance for electricity is included in the price which should easily cover your stay. A charge for use in excess of the allowance will be taken from the bond. Wood for the fires is available if required at an additional charge, there is also electric heating. Both kitchens are fully fitted with electric/gas cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Both the Farmhouse and Gite have a washing line outside. There is an ironing board and iron, and a hair dryer. We have electric fans for each of the bedrooms. The en suite facilities have shower and sink with separate WC. Outside there are plenty of comfortable places to sit with both Farmhouse and Gite having private covered and sun terraces each with barbeque. The swimming pool and hot tub are used only by those staying at Gageolle, ie the occupants of the Farmhouse or Gite. There are sun loungers and parasols around the swimming pool and shaded areas in the truffle wood. We have French television at Gageolle, the TV’s also have DVD players and we have an extensive range of DVD’s to suit all tastes which you are welcome to borrow at any time at no extra charge. There are also radios with CD players. Mobile phone reception is very good. Free WIFI internet connection is also available.
Activities available locally include: Golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling etc.
In order to maintain a private and relaxed atmosphere for our guests we have an adults only policy, therefore we do not allow children under 18 years of age.
Sorry we do not allow pets.
In line with current legislation in France we do allow smoking but outside only. We ask smokers to be considerate of other guests.
Your accommodation will be thoroughly clean and tidy when you arrive. We do not offer a cleaning service and we ask you, at the end of your stay, to leave the property as you found it. If we have to do additional cleaning or call in special services it will be charged from the bond.
Booking and Payment
Provisional bookings can be made by letter, phone or email. When you make your provisional booking we will immediately email or send a booking form. This must be filled in and returned within 10 working days of receipt together with a deposit of 30% of the total cost of your stay. Full payment is to be made 6 weeks before arrival, at this time we also require payment of the security deposit (bond). Although prices are quoted in euros payment may be made by cheque or electronic transfer in either euros or £ sterling (exchange rate fixed at time of booking). The bond will be returned after your stay providing there is no damage or extra cleaning required. The deposit is non returnable. Arrival 4pm (16.00), Departure 10am (10.00).
By air. The best way to reach us is by air into Bergerac Airport, this is a very easy 20 minute drive away and is well served with regular flights from the UK, Holland and Belgium. For UK flights Ryanair fly from from Stanstead and East Midlands, and Flybe from Exeter, Southampton, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. The airports at Bordeaux-Merignac (2 hours) and Toulouse (3 hours) also serve the region. Car hire is best arranged when booking the flights.
By Car. We are about 6 or 7 hours drive from the nearest Channel ports, St Malo and Caen to Portsmouth being the most convenient. An interesting option is Portsmouth to Bilbao (Spain) and drive up to the Dordogne (about 4/5 hours).
By Rail. High speed train (TGV) Paris to Bordeaux, the nearest station to us being Libourne with regular links to Bergerac.
Beyond our own 40 acres of grounds including gardens, fields, woodland and, just behind the pool, a truffle wood, we enjoy stunning panoramic countryside views in all directions. Gageolle is home to a host of plants and animals including rare wild orchids, red squirrels, deer and wild boar. Particularly delightful are the many birds who spend the summer here including hoopoes, nightingales, rare scops owls and many different kinds of buzzards including our ‘jewel in the crown’ the montague harrier. We are on a major migration route for cranes – a spectacular sight in spring and autumn.
We have a very open and relaxed outlook and look forward to welcoming a diverse range of guests. There are lots of things you might like to know which are not covered on this site, just get in touch and we will be happy to help. We are English but speak French as well, sorry we speak no Dutch or German at the moment but we are working on it.
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